NEWS: House Moves to Prevent Government Shutdown with Passage of Combined Operating and Capital Budgets

Juneau – Tonight, to avoid a government shutdown at the beginning of the month, the Alaska House of Representatives passed a combined Capital and Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The House budgets reverse the Senate’s $69 million cut to K-12 education and most of the cut to the University of Alaska. Additionally, the Capital Budget restored the full amount of expected Permanent Fund Dividends, which will be paid in the fall to eligible Alaskans.

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Rep. Seaton’s June 12th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau on this 26th day of the first special session of the 30th Legislature. I continue to work for a sustainable fiscal solution to our state’s declining revenue, but have had little success dealing with the Senate. We are quickly approaching the end of the first special session and if we have not passed a budget within the allowable time, the Governor may call us back into a second special session.

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Rep. Seaton’s June 5th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau on this the 19th day of the first special session of the 30th Legislature. I and the House Majority Coalition continue to work toward a fully funded budget and complete, sustainable fiscal solution to our state’s declining revenue. Our goal is near-future balanced budgets that can move our state out of recession to a thriving economy.

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Rep. Seaton’s May 29th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings on this the 12th day of the first special session of the 30th legislature. I and I’m sure many of you are honoring this Memorial Day with family and friends as we remember those who sacrificed their lives in service of our country.

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NEWS: The House is Waiting for Progress in the State Senate

Juneau – The leadership of the Alaska House Majority Coalition has decided to hold a limited number of technical floor sessions for the remainder of the week to allow House members to travel back to their home districts for the Memorial Day Holiday. This will allow members to engage with constituents about the important issues under consideration during the Special Session called by Alaska Governor Bill Walker. Allowing lawmakers to go home also saves the state money since lawmakers will not be collecting per diem in their home districts.

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